November 7, 2007
This year, Hibbert is the key (Part 1)
November 7, 2007 - The second half of last season was a breakout affair for Georgetown's now senior center, Roy Hibbert, as he paired with eventual third team All-American and National Basketball Association top five draftee Jeff Green to form one of the best frontcourts in the nation. Their synergy, to which Hibbert provided scoring dominance around the basket plus high post efficiency, helped lead the Hoyas to a 30-7 record and a trip to the NCAA Tournament's Final Four.
Facilitating Hibbert's improved play was simple hard work. The seven foot two inch, 280 pound behemoth from Adelphi, Md., has steadily progressed in both skill and physical development since arriving at G'Town three years ago. No longer is he incapable of playing for long stretches, or scoring from the foul line when positioned there. Now, Roy, though not the most fleet of foot player in college basketball, can run up and down the court and outwork opponents on both ends of the floor.
During the 2006-2007 campaign, Hibbert averaged 12.9 points, 6.9 rebounds, and 2.4 blocks in 26.4 minutes of play. These number represent career highs in points, blocks and minutes, while tie his high in rebounds.
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